As the holiday season draws to a close with New Year's Eve, Islamic State (IS) supporters flooded Telegram channels with posters inciting for and providing suggestions for lone-wolf attacks on New Year's Eve.
Posters displaying threats for attacks in the West and incitement for lone wolves have escalated as Christmas and New Year's Eve approach, with a dozen in a three-day period.
An Indonesian-language message explained the reasons behind the lower number of lone-wolf attacks by Islamic State (IS/ISIS)-inspired individuals in Indonesia relative to Europe and the United States.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadist encouraged group supporters to "fan the flames of hate" between Russia and the U.S. and its allies so as to preoccupy the enemy from harming Muslims.
Islamic State (IS) supporters have increased their output of propaganda threatening attacks in the West as Christmas and New Year's Eve approach.
Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rallied his fighters in his first audio speech since November 2016, and called on supporters all over the world to make "the disbeliever media centers and the headquarters of their ideological wars among your targets".
In the 5th part of the English-language “Knights of Lone Jihad” series, its authors addressed Muslims in France and Spain as well as Europe in general, urging them to come to Marawi to fight or to stay carry out attacks, suggesting methods of causing traffic accidents.
After identifying for Muslims in the West, and particularly in Europe and the United States, several potential targets for attack, a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel gave an Eid al-Adha message urging they immigrate to Islamic lands, or stay and carry out lone-wolf jihad.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called on lone-wolf jihadists to take revenge for U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on markets in Raqqah and attack American and European shopping centers and New York public pools.
Islamic State (IS) supporters distributed an English message calling on lone-wolf jihadists in the West to mount domestic attacks using cars, fire, and poison, among other methods.
A prominent Islamic State (IS) supporter warned Europe and the West in general of more attacks to come after Barcelona, challenging the proclamation by the U.S. and its Gulf allies that they will eliminate terrorism.
Islamic State (IS) supporters on Telegram distributed a message calling on lone-wolf jihadists to kill Shi’ites in Europe and North Africa.
A jihadist encouraged Islamic State (IS) supporters in Europe to acquire handguns and carry out attacks.
An Islamic State (IS) supporter urged lone-wolf jihadists in Europe to recall images of child victims of airstrikes to help them “have no mercy” against the enemy.
As Islamic State (IS) supporters continue to discuss ideas to derail trains as a means to negatively impact Western economies and cause mass casualties, they enlarged the focus of the subject from high-speed commuter trains to oil and gas transport as well as pipelines.
An Islamic State (IS) supporter called on lone wolves in Europe and the West to derail trains, arguing that this will cause massive human casualties and then large financial costs and thus drain enemy military expenditures, and urged the IS to organize the effort.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Battar Media Foundation released an English-subtitled version of its video in which it acknowledged that lone-wolf attacks in Europe are “greater to the hearts of Muslims” than bombings in IS fighting arenas.
Al-Jazeera Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq released a grisly video featuring Iranian, Russian, Turkish, and Turkmen children brutally executing prisoners and calling for and threatening attacks in their native lands and the West.
An Islamic State (IS) supporter called on Muslim lone wolves in America and Europe to avenge their afflicted brethren in IS territories abroad, and provided a copy of the vehicular attack guide from the group’s Rumiyah magazine.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Battar Media Foundation rallied IS supporters online, urging them to continue distributing group propaganda on social media and to immigrate to IS battlefronts, while at the same time acknowledging that lone-wolf attacks in Europe are “greater to the hearts of Muslims” than bombings in those fighting arenas.